Police warn of robberies in Near West Side

CHICAGO (STMW) - Chicago Police are warning residents of armed robberies in the Near West Side neighborhood.

At least three armed robberies have been reported in the neighborhood since Tuesday, according to a community alert from police.

The robberies happened:

  •     at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the 2300 block of West Monroe Street;
  •     at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the 200 block of South Western Avenue;
  •     and at 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the 2100 block of West Maypole Avenue.

In each incident, two to three robbers approach people on the street, display a handgun and then take their personal property or vehicle, police said.

The robbers are described as two to three black men, 20-30 years of age and weighing 150-190 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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